disjunct[dis juŋkt′, dis′juŋkt′]
- disjoined; separated
- Music having to do with progression by intervals greater than a second
- Zool. having the body sharply divided by deep furrows, as in the divisions into head, thorax, and abdomen in most insects
Origin of disjunctClassical Latin disjunctus, past participle of disjungere: see disjoin
- Characterized by separation.
- Music Relating to progression by intervals larger than major seconds.
- Zoology Having deep constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects.
- Logic A term in a disjunction.
- Linguistics An adverb or adverbial phrase that modifies a sentence to suggest the speaker's commentary on the content of the sentence, as with sadly in Sadly, we have no more dessert left.
Origin of disjunctMiddle English disjuncte, from Latin disiūnctus, past participle of disiungere, to disjoin; see disjoin.
- (logic) One of multiple propositions, any of which, if true, confirm the validity of another proposition (a disjunction)
- (linguistics) Any sentence element that is not fully integrated into the clausal structure of the sentence.
- (linguistics) An adverbial that expresses the speaker's or writer's attitude towards, or descriptive statement of, the propositional content of the associated clause or sentence.
dis- + Latin junctus, "joined".